Author Archives: Cathy

Wordless Wednesday: 199 Redundancies


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In a Vase on Monday: Eastern Inspiration

The eastern inspiration for today’s vase was the ‘Chinese asters’, Callistephus chinensis ‘Gala Mixed’, which for some reason despite having been sown at the beginning of April has only just begun to flower. Bearing in mind how imminent the first … Continue reading

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A Summer of Garden Visiting

Over the summer we have managed to visit a number of gardens when we have not been preoccupied with preparations and opening of our own. If we are travelling to another part of the country we will always try to … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Pure

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In a Vase on Monday: Kaleidoscope

It’s good to be back home again after nearly a week away in Ireland with the campervan, and although a neighbour had been watering the greenhouse and pots in our absence it seemed as if the garden was just as … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Take Time

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Turning Japanese…

    The Japanese Gardens at the Irish National Stud

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